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Monday
Jul242017

Holy Fuck 'Bird Brains' EP

Toronto noise entities Holy Fuck are back with their second release in a few years. This one is called 'Bird Brains' and it's a mesmerizing four track adventure that will catch you off guard and carry you home in the most pleasant of manners.

It's percussion and bass heavy, which is extremely welcome to our ears, and this record has a slightly mre fine tuned vibe than some of their other incredible releases might. Whatever genre of music you think you prefer, Holy Fuck is here to take your finely selected preferences and toss them all up in the air. And what we mean by that is, it doesn't matter what else you like, you will like this. This band has gotten SO GOOD at doing something that literally no one else does. They have been known for recycling both gear and musical theory and turning them both into something beautiful and utterly unrecognizable. And if you've ever seen them do it live, you'll only be left uttering the most appropriate two words in the English language for this situation ... Holy. Fuck.

On this release the music itself has becoming seemingly more complex but stays so incredibly easy to enjoy. Songs like 'Raymond' are less of what we are used to from this quartet, but it's laid back, energy building vibe is extremely welcome to our ears, and will certainly become one of our all time favorites.

All in all, this is a must listen, and subsequently a must purchase. Also, seeing them live is a must. Holy Fuck are great at creating and providing music that will reward you a million times over to absorb. Treat yourself! Enjoy some 'Bird Brains'!


 

 

https://www.holyfuckmusic.com/

Thursday
Jan122017

Astrocolor - Astrocolor EP

 The Victoria, BC collective have released a sonic adventure based on their namesake, and in the same way, it is full of creative experimentation and undeniable talent. For those like us who are just now hearing about Astrocolor, this is a perfect introduction - which is to say, these three tracks make for a perfect ep that is sure to have you both up and moving and yearning for the full length record slated for a 2017 release (both on Last Gang!).

As far as the music is concerned, expect uplifting, complex but undeniably easy to love and enjoy cosmic disco house funk goodness. You could play this at your cousin's wedding and everyone would lose their minds. You could play this at your TD Bank Christmas party and the place would go nuts. We would be willing to bet money on that.

This music is for everyone. So everyone should listen to it.

Astrocolor have a keen ability to blaze a new trail amongst a surplus of art and culture. What they are doing is both beautifully modern and gloriously traditional. It's simple, but it's full of complex layers at the same time. We will bother our friends to get into Astrocolor for the rest of our lives.

We hope you enjoy as much as we do!

http://www.astrocolormusic.com/

Monday
Apr042016

Howard 'Please Recycle'

 

 

We pressed play. We were mesmerized. Howard Feibusch and his band, aptly named Howard released an LP last year, that everyone thought was awesome. And here they are again making even more fascinating, intelligent, and hypnotizing instrumental music. A lot has changed, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. And we mean that in the best way possible.

The world has changed a lot, but you can count on Howard to keep working, keep playing, keep recording. And to keep making the good shit that will soundtrack this insane and beautiful planet for you. You can hold them to it.

In fact, this EP is built with the reimagined pieces of last year's Religion LP. They've taken the stems, the bits, the elements, and the feeling behind that album, shattered it all into pieces and rebuilt it - using the whole animal to make something so magical you won't even believe. Enter the 'Please Recycle' ep.

It sounds to us like a band of like minded, eccentric and extra talented people joining forces to create something both sonically fascinating, and focusing on the feel. The element that makes people hear the music with their soul and not just their ears.

It's uptempo, it's layered, it's got a minimal vibe - but after each listen you'll realize how extremely complex these compositions are. We have so much respect for Howard.

This is fucking awesome.

Go to FLOOD Magazine to listen to the whole thing!

Howard online:
www.listentohoward.com
www.facebook.com/listentohoward
www.twitter.com/listen2howard
www.instagram.com/listentohoward
www.soundcloud.com/listentohoward